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My rewards card plan

As I mentioned last week, I applied for the Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage card. And I’m glad to report that I was accepted. The card is in my wallet, it’s linked to my AAdvantage rewards account, and I’m ready to start charging. I’ve got a sign-up bonus of 30,000 miles to earn and $1,000 to [...]

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How to make room in your budget for healthy food

I love fruits and veggies, and they’re the centerpiece of my diet so they often also make up the bulk of my grocery bill. And lately, because I’m trying to lose a few pounds, I’ve been relying on produce even more. Smoothies, salads and vegetable soups are low in calories and high in fiber, [...]

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How I picked the rewards card that (I think) is right for me

I’ve been in the market for a new credit card for a while. My credit history suggests I can probably get a pretty good card, so I’ve been scoping out rewards cards for the past few months. I’m an extreme comparison shopper at heart, and found myself oscillating between cash-back cards and travel rewards cards. [...]

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Don’t give up when trying to get a refund

Are you losing hundreds or even thousands of dollars by forgetting to return unsuitable items, just throwing away defective products or failing to contact the company if you’re not happy with a product or service? Personal finance blogger Collin at Hip2Save recently wrote about accidentally purchasing expired grocery items and the fact that some consumers [...]

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“I Can’t Believe I Charged That:” Our contest winners

Last week marked the end of our “I Can’t Believe I Charged That” Facebook essay contest. We asked contestants to share their story of an unbelievable credit card purchase — and we’re thrilled to announce our Top 3 winners and honorable mentions. Thanks so much to all who entered. Our panel had fun reading (and [...]

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Shopping to cure loneliness? It may actually work

Ever turned to retail therapy to cure a bout of loneliness? If you fit the right personality profile, it may be a pretty effective cure, new research says. The most expensive article of clothing in my closet was purchased right after I moved to a new city. With no local friends yet and a week [...]

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How to Leverage Remodeling Costs into Credit Card Rewards

Soon, my husband and I will start a big house remodeling project. We are going to turn the cramped kitchenette in our little Victorian house/former bed and breakfast into a real kitchen. So, I’ve been doing some research on how to leverage our spending to earn maximum airline miles. Listening to hammering and sawing (and [...]

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